February Staff Picks, Part II

February 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mills Fine Wine & Spirits
87 Main Street
MD 21401


Fess Parker 2017 SBC Chardonnay, California (Pat D.)

Fess Parker was the famous actor who portrayed Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone during the 1950-1970 timeframe, before walking away from Hollywood to focus on his business career, which ultimately included making estate grown wines from his purchase of 700 acres in Santa Barbara County. Sadly, he passed away in 2010 but the family continues to make great wine! Pick up a bottle of this delicious Chardonnay, which brings flavors of ripe apple, butter, citrus, and light toasty oak from 7 months in French and Hungarian oak aging. We’ll have this with a piping hot bowl of cream of crab soup.  Rated 89pts Wine Enthusiast and “Best Buy” Designee.

Regular Price: $18.99

Mills Club Price: $17.09
Case Price: $15.19


Schloss Vollrads 2016 Kabinett Riesling, Rheingau, Germany (Aron)

Schloss Vollrads enjoys an incredible 800-year history of wine cultivation and a castle on the property that dates back to 1330, making it one of the oldest in Germany! Situated in the Rheingau, Schloss Vollrads focuses entirely on Riesling. Medium sweet, this Riesling exhibits plump yellow peach, apple and tangerine flavors with nice zesty acidity.  I’ll enjoy this wine with sushi, spicy Indian curry take-out, or tuna tacos with spicy sriracha cream. Rated 91pts Wine Enthusiast.

Regular $24.99

Mills Club Price: $22.49
Case Price: $19.99


Fratelli Manzone 2017 Rosato, Langhe, Italy (Jen & Jerry)

Consider this the perfect winter rosè, skillfully crafted from the Nebbiolo grape in the Langhe region of Piedmont. With its lovely cranberry hue, it shows juicy red cherries, marmalade and rose petal aromas and flavors with a border of wild Italian herb; it is at once intense and vivacious, yet refreshing and thirst-quenching. Excellent with roast chicken or pizza topped with pepperoni or roasted vegetables.

Regular Price $19.99

Mills Club $17.99

Case Price $15.99


La Braccesca 2015 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Italy (Tim)

Try this Sangiovese from the vineyards of Montepulciano, which surround the city of Siena in Tuscany.   The Sangiovese grapes age in large oak casks for 12 months, followed by an additional 12 months in bottle. Owned by the famous Antinori family, the 1270 acre La Braccesca estate was once held by the Bracci counts, who gave their name and their coat of arms (the gold armored sword wielding arm pictured on the label) to the estate. Pretty cherry and strawberry fruit notes show a counterpoint to the vanilla and violet nuances. Enjoy with roasted lamb, mushroom risotto, or a Tuscan specialty such as Bistecca all Fiorentina (made in Tuscany from the famed white Chianina cattle). Rated 91pts Wine Enthusiast.

Regular Price: $24.99

Mills Club Price: $22.49
Case Price: $19.99


Pezzi King 2016 Zinfandel, California (Geoffrey)

A cold winter night would benefit from a glass of this opulent, rich, jammy Zinfandel from Dry Creek valley. Featuring notes of fig, blackberries and black currants with a spicy clove finish, this full-bodied red with balanced acidity will nicely stand up to sloppy joes, barbecue ribs, or baked barbeque chicken.

Regular Price: $26.99

Mills Club Price: $24.29
Case Price: $21.59


Cuilleron 2017 Syrah “Les Vignes d’à Còte, Rhone, France (Pat D.)

Many Northern Rhone Syrahs are not ready to drink for years after their release, however this Cuilleron is an exception. Crafted from declassified St.-Joseph fruit, this bold red reveals black fruits, violets, and a touch of umami smokiness. This would be a great pairing for rustic winter dishes such as lamb, veal, duck, or boar.

Regular Price: $22.99

Mills Club Price: $20.69
Case Price: $18.39


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